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Arts Education Policy Roundtable

  • San Francisco Arts Commission, Veteran's Building 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

Bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable: The purpose of this forum is to provide timely information for arts provider organizations and individuals about activities and policies of agencies, including SFUSD and DCYF, that support arts education programming in the city of San Francisco.

For this edition, we will take a closer look at program evaluation. How do we assess the work we do?

Our special guest facilitators will be Jessica Manta-Meyer and Stephanie Kong, two evaluation specialists from Public Profit, an Oakland-based consutling firm that helps organizations develop evaluation plans and tools and has worked with many arts education programs in the Bay Area.

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Stephanie Kong is a Research Associate at Public Profit. She is responsible for designing evaluation studies, managing implementation, conducting site visits, facilitating meetings and trainings, and authoring findings reports.

Stephanie works closely on a number of Public Profit’s evaluations, including: an evaluation of publicly funded comprehensive after school programs in West Contra Costa County Unified School District; an evaluation of nationwide network of after school intermediaries funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; a multi-state assessment of California Academy of Sciences’ Science Action Club program for middle school youth in 13 states; and serves as the lead for an evaluation of the Museum of the African Diaspora’s MoAD in the Classroom program, which connects third graders to art enrichment and visual vocabulary.

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Jessica Manta-Meyer is a Director at Public Profit. She is responsible for designing evaluation studies, managing implementation, conducting site visits, facilitating meetings and trainings, and authoring findings reports.

Jessica serves as the project lead for a number of Public Profit’s evaluations, including: an evaluation of publicly funded comprehensive after school programs in West Contra Costa County Unified School District; an evaluation of a statewide migrant pupil tutoring program and bilingual/bicultural teacher training program (California Mini-Corps); and a nationwide network of after school intermediaries funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. She also serves as co-lead for the YMCA of San Francisco evaluation capacity-building project, which is building the internal capacity to monitor and evaluate the Association’s diverse range of youth development programs.